(Last Updated on : 07/02/2015)
Tamil Nadu is laced with several eminent temples all across the state and the religious festivals are followed with all sanctity and devotion. There are a plenty of holy images and idols of the Gods and Goddesses in the temples, enticing hundreds of visitors throughout the year. Tamil Nadu Temple Festivals however attract even more tourists and pilgrims during the celebration days.
Vaikasi Visagam is one of the Tamil Nadu Temple Festivals that is held between May to June. Colossal groups of devotees numbering about two lakhs participate in the festival. The procession of Sri Jayanthinathar with Valli and Deivanai is conducted during night of this temple festival. Skanda Sasti festival is celebrated for 7 days during the winter months. Devotees numbering about 5 lakhs participate in this festival. On this festival occasion, devotees fast for six days. On the sixth day Surasamharam is demonstrated and on the 7th day Thirukkalyanam to Deivanai is celebrated in a grand show.
Navaratri is celebrated in several temples of Tamil Nadu. The festival of nine nights is an important part of people of Tamil Nadu as well. During these nine days of celebration, Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Saraswati are worshipped for health, wealth and knowledge. Chitri Rai Festival is held in the famous Madurai Temples and lasts for 10 days during the Tamil month of Chithirai. Mahamagam Festival is a holy festival that is celebrated in the temples of Tamil Nadu once in 12 years. The temple city gets its name from "Kumbha" - the divine pot.
The Tamil Nadu Temple Festivals are some of the most enjoyable events in south India, attended by thousands of pilgrims from all across the nation.